Looking after the rich and looking down on the workers

Poor struggling millionaire employers can claim tax relief on their membership contributions to IBEC. Wealthy architects and consultants can claim relief on their fees to professional associations. Workers, some of whom are so badly paid that the government agreed to a minimum hourly wage of £4.40 (but not until next year), can claim nothing on their trade union subscriptions. Seemingly expenses incurred in the generation of profits are legitimate but money spent on protection from the greed of bosses is not.

This article is from Workers Solidarity No 58 published in Oct 1999